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Jimmie Vaughan: Do You Get the Blues?

Another noted white boy with the blues is guitarist Jimmie Vaughan. While he’s long been lauded for his simple, economical approach to the instrument, I’ve always felt that his playing, technically speaking, paled in comparison to his younger gun-slinging brother, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. But Jimmie has always exhibited a depth of soul and bluesy authority in his playing, as he does once again on Do You Get the Blues? (Artemis 751091-2; 54:49). The nasty tones and vicious, slashing attack of Johnny “Guitar” Watson and Pee Wee Crayton figure prominently on his third recording as a leader.

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